Mentor Expectations worksheet

What is the theory behind the worksheet?

This worksheet is based on the Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction paradigm, which explains how positive or negative expectations of an event or thing will influence the outcome’s satisfaction/dissatisfaction (Aurier & Guintcheva, 2014).

How will the worksheet help?

The present worksheet will help practitioners, mentors, and mentees to discover unrealistic and realistic expectations regarding mentorship.

How to use the worksheet?

 As a mentor, it is necessary to have realistic expectations from the mentee, as this individual is still searching to make a way in a new field. Sometimes mentors ask too much from their mentees, as they want to strive as soon as possible. 

The following worksheet helps you separate realistic expectations from unrealistic ones. Complete the following exercises.

Mentor Expectations worksheet

Order the following statements from the most important to the least important:

__ Mentees take the initiative and carefully plan their career

__ Mentees contribute to the relationship with feedback

__ Mentees are open to feedback

__ Mentees listen and follow the advice of the mentor

__ The relationship maintains confidentiality and respect

Complete the following table with general expectations:

The ideal menteeMy mentee

What kind of a mentor are you?



Aurier, P., & Guintcheva, G. (2014). Using Affect–Expectations Theory to Explain the Direction of the Impacts of Experiential Emotions on Satisfaction. Psychology and Marketing, 31(10), 900-913.

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